Milestones: Aug. 1, 1983

ACQUITTED. Rita M. Lavelle, 35, a former assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; of contempt of Congress for failing to testify in March about her management of the EPA hazardous-waste-cleanup fund on the ground that she was "emotionally and physically unable to attend," after less than two hours of deliberation by a federal jury; in Washington. Dismissed by President Reagan in February, Lavelle still faces possible perjury charges for earlier congressional testimony.

DIED. Frank Reynolds, 59, scrupulous, committed anchorman of ABC's World News Tonight; of viral hepatitis complicated by bone cancer; in Washington. A veteran of Chicago's competitive...

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